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Office Of General Counsel

Office Of General Counsel

Welcome to the home page of the Office of General Counsel at Columbus State University!


The Office of General Counsel (OGC) manages and coordinates legal services for Columbus State University, including counsel and advice to the President, the Executive Leadership Team and various administrators on employment matters, public records requests, business transactions, student concerns, and compliance with pertinent federal and state laws. The OGC also works closely with lawyers at the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Office of Attorney General.

The OGC represents the University, including CSU officials acting in their official capacities. We do not represent employees on matters that are personal in nature, nor do we advise students except when those students are employees or are acting in an official or volunteer capacity, such as, an officer in the student government association or as a recognized volunteer in a structured volunteer program.

Although the OGC can't perform legal services of a personal nature, USG employees can seek personal legal advice or representation through the KEPRO Employee Assistance Program (EAP). A 30-minute phone or in-person consultation is available to help answer basic legal questions and simplify the process of obtaining legal help.

The OGC is located in Room 206, Richards Hall. We welcome all calls and questions.

DISCLAIMER: Materials presented are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice from the Office of General Counsel. Any attorney should be consulted regarding the specific facts and circumstances associated with any legal matter. No warranties or representations are made as to the accuracy of any information presented here or at any of the web sites to which a link is provided, and the inclusion of a link or reference is not intended to be or imply any endorsement. Any discrepancy between the information presented here and the official rules and policies of Columbus State University is not intended to and does not alter or amend the official rules and policies.